RAWALPINDI: Police have badly failed to control street crimes and house robberies in the city, as armed gangs of intruders have been looting helpless public even during broad daylight, leaving an impression that police exist nowhere.

This is evident from the fact that two unknown bandits riding on a motorcycle intercepted a couple going on motorcycle in Tariqabad and snatched purse from the woman containing Rs 22,000 cash, 2 gold bracelets and two mobile phones. After committing the crime, the burglars managed to make good their escape, informed sources on Monday. The victim Zahid Ali lodged complaint with Police Chowky Tariqabad and police launched investigation after filing a case.

Similarly, a gang of robbers also jumped inside a house located at Chaklala Scheme-III and looted 22 tolas of gold ornaments, Rs 150,000 cash and other valuables after breaking the locks of the house, owned by one Shabbir Hussain. Meanwhile, one Khadija Aziz appeared before police and alleged Asghar and Nasreen of throwing her households on the road and setting them on fire after stealing Rs 35,000 and gold jewellery from her house. Police registered the case and started investigation.–Staff Reporter